Shannon Badiee. Art Explostion Spring Open Studios opens April 23rd.
BART train operator Kelly Beardsley shares a story. Photo by Troy Holden.

Muni Diaries at Make-Out Room
“We’ve got comedian Will Franken, who promised me that his Muni tales will be absolutely “twisted.” Plus’s own Johnny Funcheap, the man who knows best about having a blast on a dime on San Francisco. The burlesque cheerleading squad Cock-Ts are back with their misguided coach Chester for more Muni cheers. You’ll also hear stories from Vero Majano of Mission Media Archive and comedian Joe Klocek.” Also Silvi from The Poetry Store will be there with her type writer so you can get your very own personalized poem. Fri., April 23. 7:30-9:30pm. FREE. Muni Diaries at Make-Out Room. 3225 22nd Street. 415.647.2888

Art Explosion Spring Open Studios
Art Explosion Studios, the Mission’s largest Artist’s collective is holding its 10th Annual Spring Open Studios on April 23rd-25th. Come see over 140 artists as they present their work in their natural habitat. Three floors of Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers, jewelers and textile artists will be exhibiting. The opening reception gala will be on Friday, April 23rd from 7-11pm. On Sat & Sun we will have open studios from 12 – 5pm. Come meet the artists in their studios and get some great art at “factory direct” prices.” Opening reception gala is Friday April 23. 7-11pm. FREE. Two Locations: 2425 17th St and 744 Alabama St.

Live like a Rockstar at Rock, Strip n’ Roll
Bands, burlesque, rock makeovers/glamour shots, and whatever a “rock massage” is. This will be a night to remember. The event features the music of Live Evil – The Champagne of Bands, Wildside – a Motley Crue tribute band, and Cookie Mongoloid which can only be described as “Sesame Street Speed Metal”. Fri., April 23. 9pm. $10. The Blue Macaw. 2565 Mission Street.

When You’re Strange: The Doors
“Using only original footage shot etween 1966 and 1971, DiCillo’s film attempts to disentangle truth from myth, depict the artist and the alcoholic/addict that was Morrison, and showcase the other members of the band: Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore, who together channeled the group’s magic.”-Sundance Film Festival. Written and directed by Tom DiCillo and narrated by Johnny Depp (oh my!). Runs April 23rd – April 29th. Opens Fri., April 23. 9:30pm. Tickets. Roxie. 3117 16th Street. 415.863.1087

Live music from Alee Karim, The Dry Spells, The Sarees and Lake Millions. Go to this show if only to hear the Dry Spell’s incredible vocals on their rendition of the folksong “Black is the Color”. Sat., April 24. 9pm. $7. Amnesia. 853 Valencia St. 415.970.0012

Les Beaux: Une soirée pour les femmes
Known as San Francisco’s most homolicious dance party, Cockblock SF is now throwing a Sunday afternoon event at SOM here in the Mission at SOM on 16th. DJ Rapid Fire and DJ Nuxx should keep you moving. Pineapple margarita, anyone? Sun., April 25. 4pm-9pm. $5. SOM. 2925 16th Street. 415.558.8521

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